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Old 07-18-06, 02:08 PM   #1
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Stumpjumper Disc for $1300 - Good deal or is there better bikes for the money?

We found a Specialized Stumpjumper Disc for $1300 OTD at a LBS.

Fox F90RL fork
Avid BB-7's
Avid FR-5 brake levers
LX front derailleur
XT rear derailleur
LX shifters
TruVativ Stylo crankset
Shimano 520 SPD pedals
Mavic X317 wheels

Is there a HT with better components, new, for the money?
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Old 07-18-06, 02:50 PM   #2
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Looks like a pretty good deal. There will always be opinions on which brands/components are better, so I'm sure many will chime in.

That said, I have an '06 Stumpjumper Disc and I love it. It was definitely the right bike for me, my size, the way I ride and the trails I frequent. I don't have to worry about upgrading anything right now... and can just wait until I break something before I consider a change in the basic dynamics. It's definitely a solid bike, as mine has been through a couple of nasty falls and crashes already. I think the bike usually fares better than I do...

Ride it, see if you like it. Ride some other bikes in the price range and see if you like one more. Really, that's what it comes down to.
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Old 11-22-07, 03:48 PM   #3
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We found a Specialized Stumpjumper Disc for $1300 OTD at a LBS.

Fox F90RL fork
Avid BB-7's
Avid FR-5 brake levers
LX front derailleur
XT rear derailleur
LX shifters
TruVativ Stylo crankset
Shimano 520 SPD pedals
Mavic X317 wheels

Is there a HT with better components, new, for the money?
Time machine!

My LBS has this exact same bike. New 2006 model. $1400. We're now in the 2008 model year. Is this a bargain???
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Old 11-22-07, 05:27 PM   #4
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Time machine!

My LBS has this exact same bike. New 2006 model. $1400. We're now in the 2008 model year. Is this a bargain???

I'd say; $1,200 would be a more realistic price for a 2006.

FYI: in 2006 MSRP on this bike was $1,600
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Old 11-22-07, 07:34 PM   #5
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yes there is a better deal out there, but it means buying on-line. I have this bike and it is a better bike for that price. http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...instocknow.htm

Buying on-line is not for everyone and you cannot go wrong with a solid name brand bike from your local LBS.
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Old 11-22-07, 08:35 PM   #6
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Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh......... Hmmmmmmm............ No............ I'd take a Specialized over a Motobecane any day regardless of the price differance.
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And I would do the opposite. That is what makes this life fun and the reason there are more than one maker of any given product in the world.
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